Caribou, ME
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Caribou is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 7,816 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Caribou is the 32nd largest community in Maine.

Caribou is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Caribou is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Caribou who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), sales jobs (10.08%), and management occupations (7.74%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Caribou is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Caribou is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.78 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Caribou is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Caribou who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.44% of the adults in Caribou have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Caribou in 2010 was $23,338, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,352 for a family of four. However, Caribou contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Caribou home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Caribou residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Caribou include English, Irish, French Canadian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Caribou is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Arabic.